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Species Acrolophus filicicornis - Acrolophus filicicornis - Hodges#0352

Moth - Acrolophus filicicornis moth - Acrolophus filicicornis Acrolophus texanella?  - Acrolophus filicicornis Moth - Acrolophus filicicornis Stubby Moth - Acrolophus filicicornis Acrolophid? - Acrolophus filicicornis Acrolophus filicicornis Acrolophus filicicornis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Acrolophinae (Burrowing Webworm Moths)
Genus Acrolophus (Tubeworm Moths)
Species filicicornis (Acrolophus filicicornis - Hodges#0352)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus filicicornis (Walsingham, 1887)
Felderia filicicornis Walsingham, 1887 (1)
Misspelled as filicornis on some lists.
Phylogenetic sequence #300057
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin filix (fern) (filiciform) + cornus (horn) meaning "fern-shaped horn" for the "strongly bipectinate" antennae. (1)
The genus Acrolophus has more than 53 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
There are many new species awaiting description.
Wingspan: (1)
♂ 26 mm.
♀ 27-31 mm.
The original description as Felderia filicicornis Walsingham, is available in PDF or view online. (1)
Adult: (1)
Labial palpi recurved reaching the length of thorax.
Hindwing is brown with light purple tinge.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Arizona, central New Mexico (absent from eastern New Mexico), and western Texas; Mexico. (4), (2)
The adults are most common from June to August. (2)
Larvae are thought to feed on grass species.
See Also
Acrolophus texanella and A. filicicornis occur together only in the Guadelupe Mountains of Texas. (2)
Print References
Walsingham, L. 1887. A revision of the genera Acrolophus, Poey, and Anaphora, Clem. Transactions of the Emtomological Society of London. 35(2): 167. (1)
Walsingham, 1887. Insect Life Vol. 1. United States Bureau of Entomology, 195.
Works Cited
1.IX. A revision of the genera Acrolophus, Poey, and Anaphora, Clem
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1887. Transactions of The Royal Entomological Society of London 35(2): 137-173.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.Moths of Southeast Arizona